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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors -in Italy or abroad- or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our lawyers offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice.

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Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, Italian or international, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, JV, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of lawyers from all practice areas and sectors and this allows us to understand your specific issues and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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    Massimo Trentino
    CMS con OVS per i con­tratti di li­cenza dei nuovi punti...
    Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
    The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
    CMS and Schoen­herr Ad­vise on OTP Group Ac­quis­i­tion...
    In­nov­ate or your deal could die
    Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
    Paolo Scarduelli
    CMS ha as­sistito Ab­ris Cap­it­al Part­ners per un’ac­quis­iz­ione...
    More con­trol in S.r.l. com­pan­ies
    Law 19 Oc­to­ber 2017 n. 155 “Del­eg­a­tion to the Gov­ern­ment for the re­form of cor­por­ate crisis and in­solv­ency re­gimes", pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette n. 254 of 30 Oc­to­ber 2017, provides for the Gov­ern­ment to ad­opt one or more le­gis­lat­ive de­crees im­ple­ment­ing.
    CMS and Bon­el­liErede in the ac­quis­i­tion of Cuki by...
    Com­pan­ies should be per­mit­ted to mi­grate from one EU mem­ber state...
    A com­pany re­gistered in and gov­erned by the laws of one EU mem­ber state should be per­mit­ted to “con­vert” it­self in­to a com­pany gov­erned by the laws of an­oth­er EU mem­ber state, provided it sat­is­fies the rel­ev­ant con­di­tions laid down by the des­tin­a­tion state.
    CMS a fianco di Bystron­ic Laser AG nell’ac­quis­iz­ione...
    New mer­ger fil­ing thresholds in Italy 
    From 29 Au­gust 2017, ac­cord­ing to the new Law on Mar­ket and Com­pet­i­tion (Law n. 124/2017), mer­gers have to be filed with the Itali­an Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity where: The com­bined turnover of all the un­der­tak­ings con­cerned ex­ceeds € 492 mil­lion in Italy.
    M&A boom di polizze secondo l'indagine di CMS
    The ap­plic­a­tion of EU mer­ger con­trol cla­ri­fied: no EC no­ti­fic­a­tion...
    In the first ever pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU") brought much needed clar­ity on wheth­er the shift from sole con­trol to joint con­trol in an ex­ist­ing un­der­tak­ing is covered by the EU Mer­ger.